NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Old TV playing a video surrounded by potted plants

NEoN TV Garden

Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan / USA)

In a nod to the work of the father of media art, Korean-American artist Nam June Paik, NEoN playfully adapts the idea of Paik’s famous ‘TV Garden’ into NEoN’s own video garden showcasing work from the Rewind Artists Film and Video project selected by DJCAD Media Archivist Adam Lockhart . Short-form electronic artworks – abstract, innovative, rich in pattern and sound, some of which were commissioned for broadcast on television as early music videos – by Japanese artists Mineo Aayamaguchi and Akiko Hada are included.

Extending the video garden, and considering the technology industry in Asia as both producer and recycler of our electronic components, NEoN is working with Shu Lea Cheang to install, for one night only, her digital documentaries about electronic device recycling centres in Lagos and Hong Kong, as part of the ‘Bodies of Planned Obsolescence: Digital performance and the global politics of electronic waste’ research project.

Venue: Bonar Hall
Where: Tay Square, DD1 1PB
When: Saturday 14th November
Time: 8pm – 12am